The Grand Ole Party of Abraham Lincoln evolved into the Ole Dixiecrat Party of the Southern Confederacy. The question of questions is what happened? Sadly, Texas has become the strongest GOP state in the nation. Why is the question of questions? For over one hundred years the GOP was not a viable force in Texas politics because Blacks controlled the GOP. In fact, historically Blacks controlled the GOP, and were 90% of the delegates at the first GOP Convention in Houston, on July 4th, 1867. In attendance were (150) Blacks and (20) Whites. The Second State Convention was chaired by Norris Wright Cuney (1883-1887). In fact, Cuney Homes is named in honor of Norris Wright Cuney. In 1978, William P. Clements became the first Republican Governor in over 100 years. In 2023, the GOP control all three branches of state government.
In American politics a political party philosophical ideological switch has occurred. The Republican Party of Lincoln has become the Southern Dixiecrat Party of the Confederate states, and the Democrat Party has become the inclusive multicultural party of Abraham Lincoln, because a nation divided against itself cannot stand. This is only a brief factual synopsis of the history of political partisanship in Texas. The reality behind the synopsis is simply the ugliness of institutional racism. The truth behind the political switch-a-rue (changing of the guard) is simply the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965). When these legislative Acts were passed President Lyndon B. Johnson emphatically declared that: “the Democrat Party has just lost the South”.
America, President Lyndon Johnson did not lie! The Republican Party of Lincoln believed in freeing the slaves. However, the true reasons for the Civil War were not slavery, but economic advantages and state rights. The Emancipation Proclamation Act of (1863) tragically became the basis for the political assassination of President Lincoln by a Southerner, John Wilkes Booth, in cooperation with Northern Sympathizers. The political assassination of Lincoln was initiated and precipitated because the Vice President, Andrew Johnson, a southerner, but Johnson believed in the Lincoln doctrine of preserving the Union, because a nation divided against itself cannot stand.
President Johnson did desire to reconstruct the south and he removed the Union soldiers from the South and did not have the South pay reparations to Blacks (forty acres and a mule). Now we know why the voting stronghold of the GOP is Southern states. The 21st century GOP because of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act is far more politically asinine and destructive to multicultural democracy. The Democratic Party in conjunction with the Dixiecrats in the Democratic Party, such as the KKK and other White Nationalists groups brought their racist talents to the GOP, and that alliance has brought absolute madness and chaos to Grand Ole Party (GOP).
Presently, we are witnessing political leadership madness in the House of Representatives, because the GOP has no real multicultural democracy-oriented policies, only theocraticals and hypotheticals based upon alternative facts and White Privilege Autocracy. The Golden Escalator experience of Donald J. Trump in 2016, only aerobated the existing socio-economic racial confusion in the GOP. The Trump experience took the GOP to the depths of midnight, and now the GOP is grouping in spiritual and political darkness. What a hellish predicament America is in simply because of the inability of the GOP controlled House to govern effectively and democratically. What a Shame! Even more sadly is the spiritual fact that Christian Right Evangelicals are trafficking in alternative spiritual truths (lying on God).
The Grand Ole Party (GOP) has become a political personality cult, without a moral conscience. White Nationalists Militaristic Organizations believe whole heartedly that all things can be settled by guns, guns, and more guns (militaristic actions). Pathetically, the chairman of the Texas GOP associates with a known high profile White Nationalist. Fox “FAKE” News has boldly proven that they traffic in lies, lies, and more lies, not factual news reporting (The Dominion Lawsuit). Spiritually Confused Blacks and other minorities say it all, confused. Vivek Ramaswamy obtained an IVY LEAGUE education to become a political fool. America, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8: 31). Amen!
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
Calling all teenage student-athletes! If you have dreams of playing college soccer and wish to represent an HBCU, the HBCU ID Camp is your golden opportunity. From 8 am to 5 pm on November 11-12, Houston Sports Park will transform into a hub for aspiring male and female soccer players. Coaches from HBCUs across the nation will be present to evaluate, scout, and offer valuable feedback. Moreover, they might even spot the next soccer prodigy to join their collegiate soccer programs. This camp is not just about honing your soccer skills but also a chance to connect with the HBCU soccer community. You’ll learn the ins and outs of what it takes to excel on the field and in the classroom, which is crucial for a college athlete. The HBCU ID Camp is an excellent platform to network with coaches, learn from experienced athletes, and take the first steps toward your college soccer journey. To secure your spot at this incredible event, don’t forget to register [here](insert registration link). Space is limited to 120 participants, so make sure to reserve your place before it’s too late. It’s time to turn your dreams of playing college soccer into a reality.